Ground Control To Your iPhone: David Bowie's Space Oddity Celebrates Ruby Anniversary

Jul. 28 2009, Published 5:17 a.m. ET

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Want to try and improve upon a classic?  Now you can.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary David Bowie's classic Space Oddity, which was released in tandem with the Apollo 11 moon landings, Virgin/EMI is releasing four versions of the classic track, and a new remix application for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The remix option is available to fans using their own software, or iKlax software, via the application called Remix David Bowie – Space Oddity, available now on the iTunes App Store. All original elements of the song -- including vocals, acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and bass, mellotron, organ and guitars, guitar solo, strings and other orchestration -- are available via the application.

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The song has clearly been an indelible part of pop culture -- since its 1969 debut, reference to it and its lead character, Major Tom, have surfaced in music, films and TV shows regularly.



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